seashell vignette styled in the foyer

seashell vignette

The bombe chest in the front hall is styled with vintage milk glass & sea shells, which had a sneak peek in this post {thrifted goodies – hobnail & ruffle vintage milk glass pieces}.

seashell vignette
thrifted goodies – hobnail & ruffle vintage milk glass

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decor details of the seashell vignette

Coastal and nautical decor always reminds me of summer time. We do not necessarily live by the coast, being slightly over an hour away from then beach and about 1/2 hour away from the San Francisco Bay. I only bring out our sea shells and other sea form over the summer months.

seashell vignette in the foyer

I shared thoughts about my summer decor in this post here {summer welcoming decor}. You can see how the foyer vignette has slowly morphed through the summer. As we’ve gotten deeper into the summer season, I added more sea shells and removed the flags.

seashell decor vignette

Miss Masterpieces helped me during the styling and photo shoot, adding the starfish on the lantern on the one side. I love the dimension it adds. I love when she helps me with projects like this. When she heads back to college in a few weeks, I will miss her.

seashell vignette

I also added hydrangeas from the backyard in the woven vase. These are from our blue hydrangea bushes, which I also used for our Father’s Day outing {picnic on a mountain top}. These are slowly starting to fade, but my limelight hydrangeas are about prime right now, which I will be sharing shortly. They are my favorite!

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seashell summer decor

Fresh lavender from the garden also hangs on the mirror with a velvet ribbon. Lavender is a favorite around here, which I shared in this post {so many reasons to love lavender}. I’m hoping to get one more lavender project out before the season is over.


I also snipped some sprigs of rosemary, which I used in some of the milk glass pieces. The milk glass and seashells, although. super pretty, are also very cold in texture and neutral in color. The rosemary adds texture, color and a fresh, organic detail.

seashell vignette

If you’re a regular around, here you know I love vintage. Whether it’s legacy passed down from generations before or thrift, flea market finds or new replicas made to have an old world feel, I love them all. I used some vintage milk glass pieces in this vignette.

seashell decor

You can read more details about the {thrifted goodies – hobnail & ruffle vintage milk glass pieces} here. These are all fairly new pieces to me. The large basket is full of assorted seashells, while the small dish only has one small spiky seashell with some rosemary from the garden.

seashell vintage decor vignette

The third piece of milk glass is a footed dish, which holds a candle wrapped in rosemary sprigs for added freshness. I love the ruffled edges on these milk glass pieces. The ruffles add movement and texture to the seashell vignette.

seashell vignette

get the seashell decor look

other seashell decor inspiration

seashell decor transition
an old secretary & seashells decor
by the sea on a tray blog tour
easing into an effortless summer mantel

“Seashells wash upon the shore like smiles from the sea.”


sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. So very pretty for late Summer!! Seashells and milk glass pair so beautifully together!!

    1. Thanks Rachel. XO-MJ

  2. Cara says:

    Milk glass lover right here! I love how you paired the seashells with the milk glass MaryJo, so classic! The starfish are cute too. You always have lovely vignettes.

  3. Anna Price says:

    MaryJo – You are the queen of styling! I love how your front entry looks – the sea shell and milk glass are a perfect combination. Your home always looks so lovely!

    1. Thanks so much Anna. I appreciate your sweet compliments. XO- MJ

  4. Paula @ Gracefilled Moments says:

    MaryJo, I love your foyer!! It’s beautiful. So welcoming.
    Visiting today from Hearth & Soul #14&15

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